Our post-JASAL2017 conference page is ready (here)! Thank you so much to everyone for sharing presentation slides. We tried to get a photo of as many presenters in action as we could, but this time we didn’t manage to catch everyone. Please accept our apologies if there is no photo of you on the page. Enjoy the slides!
Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for your support over 2017, and a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the JASAL2017 conference in December. It was wonderful to see so many people gathered from all round Japan and from around the globe, and it was really stimulating to share our current research and activities.
We have a couple of announcements for those who participated in JASAL2017. First, we wanted to let you know that a couple of personal items were found at the conference site. If you lost something on that Saturday could you please contact us so that we can make arrangements for you to get the item back? In the email, please tell us what it is that you lost, so we can send it to you: firstname.lastname@example.org. KUIS will keep the items until the end of January.
Second, we’d like to announce that there will be a special issue of SiSAL journal (coming out in June 2018) with papers from JASAL2017. Participants as well as presenters can submit. The Call for Papers is here.
We are looking forward to your submissions!
Hello! The program for JASAL2017 is ready and online. Browse through and get excited about the conference.
We have two things to highlight – first, the early bird deadline is Wednesday the 15th. Register now for the lower rate. The other thing is our Newbie Support. We’d like to help people who are new to JASAL attend the conference. So, if 1) JASAL2017 is the first time you will join a JASAL event, 2) you have no institutional support, 3) you live outside the Kanto area, and 4) you are not presenting, please email email@example.com by Wednesday, November 15th to put your name in our drawing box. Winners will receive ¥5,000 towards their travel expenses.
Registration is now open for the JASAL 10th Anniversary Conference (originally called JASAL Mini-Conference) in Tokyo on 12th December. We have 12 presentations on various aspects of self-access from 13 different institutions across Japan, so it promises to be a very interesting day.
More details about the JASAL 10th Anniversary Conference can be found on this page, or accessed from the Conference & Events tag.
Conference Program pamphlet can be found here.
We hope to see many of you at KIFL on December 12th!
JASAL is excited to announce a one-day mini-conference, to be held at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages in Tokyo, on Sat., 12th December 2015, from 10:00 to 15:30.
Join us for a tour of their the two-floor SAC (VISTA ACT & VISTA SILC), and presentations and discussion on any aspects of Self-Access Language Learning.
Click here for more information.
JASAL was delighted to host a very successful event at Okayama University’s L-café on Saturday, 11th July. Students (and a teacher) from 7 different universities across Kansai and the Chugoku region gave presentations about their self-access facilities, and took part in student discussion. Over 60 people attended the presentation event. It was great to see the L-café, learn about other facilities at different institutions and meet so many students who are passionate about learning languages and their centres. Thank you to all L-cafe students, teachers and administrators who did such a great job of welcoming us all!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the SAC Tour and/or JASAL Forum @ JALT 2014 Tsukuba – you really made it a great success! Photos, abstracts and presentation slides can be found under the conference tab. Soon, we will have links to the posters and slides from many of the presenters.
Registration is now open for the SAC Tour of the recently renewed SAC facilities at Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (KIFL) Tokyo on Saturday November 22nd, 2014.
See the event home page for more information.
Event participation is free, but we kindly ask all attendees to pre-register by Thursday, November 20th, so we can have a good idea of numbers for the event. Please use the form available on the event home page to register.
Hope to see you in November!
The JASAL forum, held annually at the JALT conference, has now been confirmed. We have a great line up for you this year.
Title: Self-access conversations: beyond classroom border
Day: Sunday, 23 November 2014
Time: 5:40 PM-7:10 PM
Room: 202 B
This year we have 4 presentations from members that will be followed by a group discussion. This year’s presentation topics are setting up a new centre, attracting new users, tips for running a SAC smoothly and issues in evaluating self-access, and we welcome any issue for discussion. We hope to see many JASAL members there!
For more details, see the JASAL Forum 2014 page.
A quick reminder to JASAL members that submission for the Independent Learning Association conference (ILA 2014) are due on 31st January.
Anyone who has attended previous ILA conferences in Japan, Hong Kong and New Zealand will know that they are excellent opportunities to share ideas with others involved in independent learning, and there are always lots of self-access themed presentations, unlike traditional teaching conferences.
Conference website: http://sola.kmutt.ac.th/dral2014
The conference will be held from June 12th -14th , 2014 at School of Liberal Arts<http://arts.kmutt.ac.th/sola/>, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)<http://www.kmutt.ac.th/eindex.html>, Bangkok 10140, Thailand
Submission of abstracts:
For papers – 150-200 words.
For poster presentations and a forum for novice researchers – 100-150 words.